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Center for Public Deliberation Hosts Public Forum March 28

UHD's Center for Public Deliberation and the Houston Public Library (HPL) is hosting a Democratic Deliberative Forum, "Coming to America: Who Should We Welcome, What Should We Do?" from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, at the HPL's Central Library (500 McKinney, Program Place, 4th Floor).

Considered the most important public deliberation on immigration and refugees in the U.S. is part of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's Diversity Month in April. Also, input from this forum will be presented at the May 9 forum, "A Public Voice," in Washington, D.C.

The Center for Public Deliberation's mission is "dedicated to improving our local, civic capacity to dialogue and deliberate across differences about critical issues. The Center designs and implements community dialogues, deliberations, and other acts of public discourse all done for the purposes of: building stronger relationships, creating more productive decision making processes, and bolstering collaborative action. Furthermore, we aim to serve as a resource for leaders who seek to implement dialogue and deliberation change processes in their communities and organization."

Seating is limited and registration is required. Once registered, participants are encouraged to read the Coming to America Issue Guide and summary prior to the forum.

A sign-in sheet will be available at the event for students who attend for course extra credit.

For more information, contact Dr. Windy Lawrence, associate professor of communication studies, at lawrencew@uhd.edu.